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4-Star Charity Rating Earned!

Mission of Mercy, Inc. is proud to be recognized as a four-star charity by Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator. Charity Navigator works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America’s largest charities. “We are proud to announce Mission of Mercy has earned our second consecutive Read more…


A Miracle for Sheila

  Sheila moved to Arizona from the Midwest full of hope.  Sheila suffers from chronic nerve pain, a condition that began when she had a surgery for her diagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome.  Something went wrong during surgery. A damaged nerve shot pain throughout her body.  The pain is now so severe that she can only Read more…


Dr. Barlow, AZ Business Healthcare Leadership Award

  Dr. Carie Barlow, an Internal Medicine Specialist, has been chosen as the winner of the Community Impact Award as part of the 2018 Healthcare Leadership Awards by AZ Business Magazine.   Always going above and beyond for her patients, she is definitley a most-deserved winner in our eyes! Meet Dr. Barlow In 2010, Carie R. Barlow, MD, left her Read more…


Juan’s Story

      Something wasn’t right. He couldn’t tell exactly what … but Juan knew something was wrong inside his body. He didn’t feel well. And the problem wouldn’t go away. Juan never qualified for health insurance, so he only went to a doctor when he was desperate. And still, without the follow-up care that Read more…


East Valley, Here We Come!

Hello Chandler! After much anticipation and thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have opened our first mobile medical clinic in Chandler. This is our 7th clinic location, in addition to Phoenix, Avondale, Mesa, and Maryvale. Now, Mission of Mercy has an active clinic open Monday thru Friday each week to serve Valley residents Read more…


Linda Ryan to Return as Executive Director Of Mission of Mercy

Linda Ryan, a former member of Mission of Mercy’s national board has been named as the new Executive Director of the healthcare nonprofit organization’s Maryland/ Pennsylvania program. Ms. Ryan had served as Mission of Mercy’s Executive Director from 2006- 2009, at which time she resigned to care for her ailing elderly father. “Having Ms. Ryan Read more…


New Saturday Clinic Added in Taneytown

We have added a Saturday clinic (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.) at our current clinic location at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore St., once a month to accommodate new patients. Upcoming Saturday clinic dates are: November 14 and December 12, 2015 January 30 and February 27, 2016 For medical patient appointments, call 410-833-5870; Read more…



Join us as a Sponsor of the 2015 Golf Classic Presented by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

Highlight your organization’s products or services at the area’s ultimate premiere golf event — Mission of Mercy’s Frederick Classic Golf tournament on Monday, June 15th, at the Holly Hills Country Club in Ijamsville, MD. The presenting sponsor is Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., and we still have wonderful opportunities for a Favor Sponsor, Platinum Sponsors, and Read more…


Project Management Experts Help M.O.M. Launch Community Connections

A valued relationship between Jennifer Charlton, Executive Director of Mission of Mercy (M.O.M.) and project management experts Lisa Hammer, PMP and David Newman, PMP, has resulted in kick-starting our Community Connections Program. Jennifer had attended a project management class taught by Lisa and David, principals of Leadership Techniques LLC, last year, and the three stayed Read more…


4-Star Charity Rating Earned!

Mission of Mercy, Inc. is proud to be recognized as a four-star charity by Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator. Charity Navigator works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America’s largest charities.

“We are proud to announce Mission of Mercy has earned our second consecutive 4-star rating. This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way.

Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Mission of Mercy exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 30% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Mission of Mercy outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Mission of Mercy apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness,” Charity Navigator.

About Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator rates charities by evaluating two broad areas of financial health – organizational efficiency and organizational capacity. Using a set of financial ratios or performance categories to rate each of these two areas, Charity Navigator issues an overall rating that combines the charity’s performance in both areas. Charity Navigator ratings show givers how efficiently they believe a charity will use its support today, and to what extent the charity is growing its programs and services over time.

 

A Miracle for Sheila

Phoenix, Arizona - West Valley free mobile health clinic

 

Sheila moved to Arizona from the Midwest full of hope. 

Sheila suffers from chronic nerve pain, a condition that began when she had a surgery for her diagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome.  Something went wrong during surgery. A damaged nerve shot pain throughout her body.  The pain is now so severe that she can only cope with a heavy-duty pain medication regimen.

Sheila retired early due to her health condition and moved to Arizona.  With a fixed income of only $600 each month, Sheila could not continue paying for her prescription medications.  Yes, $600/month! 

Sheila wasn’t sure how she was going to manage her pain enough to get out of bed each day and live her life, much less be the mom, wife, and grandmother that she wanted to be.

Then, Sheila heard about Mission of Mercy.  

“I don’t know what I would do without Mission of Mercy. Seriously, it’s an absolute miracle that I can have a monthly appointment with a doctor for free and pick up the medications that I need at no cost. A true miracle for me.”

For the past year, Sheila has been coming to Mission of Mercy each month.  She is able to take care of her grandson each day and enjoy being a mom and grandmother. 

You gave her new life, by giving to Mission of Mercy. Thank you.

 

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Dr. Barlow, AZ Business Healthcare Leadership Award

 

Dr. CArie Barlow, Mission of Mercy volunteer, wins the Community Impact Award with 2018 Healthcare Leadership Awards

Photo credit: AZ Business Magazine

Photo credit: AZ Business Magazine

Dr. Carie Barlow, an Internal Medicine Specialist, has been chosen as the winner of the Community Impact Award as part of the 2018 Healthcare Leadership Awards by AZ Business Magazine.   Always going above and beyond for her patients, she is definitley a most-deserved winner in our eyes!

Meet Dr. Barlow

In 2010, Carie R. Barlow, MD, left her position as a hospitalist to be home with her children.  She soon felt a strong desire to try to help those around her who were less fortunate and did not have access to quality healthcare. In 2014, she applied to become a volunteer physician with Mission of Mercy.  It was important to her to volunteer at a clinic that provided completely free care to help those who needed it the most.

Dr. Barlow volunteers 2-3 days each week at Mission of Mercy Arizona’s free mobile healthcare clinics. During clinic days she sees patients, orders prescriptions and refills, and conducts medical coding. She is also in charge of specialty referrals, which is invaluable to the patients of Mission of Mercy Arizona. Without Dr. Barlow as an advocate for them, they would be unable to receive the additional medical care that many of them desperately need and cannot afford.

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Dr. Barlow’s volunteer role also involves finding subspecialists to see patients, helping get low-cost radiology tests and procedures (paid for by Mission of Mercy Arizona or provided free of charge by donors), as well as securing expensive medications through patient assistance programs. At Mission of Mercy’s Avondale clinic, she is also responsible for physician education and clinic management.

Her volunteer service for Mission of Mercy totals more than 2,500 hours since she began in July 2014!  

In addition to her volunteer work with Mission of Mercy Arizona, for the past two years she also volunteers twice a month feeding the homeless with an organization called Mama Jo’s.  The nonprofit feeds more than 700 homeless people starting at 7 a.m. on Saturdays.

She is also on the Missions Board of Life Church of the Northwest Valley, where she spearheads and participates in numerous other volunteer projects. She has a passion for community service in Mexico where she has built two homes a year for deserving families through 1Mission. She also helps at a children’s home, Esperanza Para Los Ninos, and the Parables de Esperanza Community Center in Puerto Penasco, Mexico.

Dr. Barlow is married and lives in Peoria with her two children, ages 5 and 7. Her husband is also a local physician.

Thank you for your service, Dr. Barlow, and congratulations again!

Juan’s Story

 

 

 

Something wasn’t right.

He couldn’t tell exactly what … but Juan knew something was wrong inside his body. He didn’t feel well. And the problem wouldn’t go away.

Juan never qualified for health insurance, so he only went to a doctor when he was desperate.

And still, without the follow-up care that he needed, he continued to feel unwell. Yet over the years, he amassed a mountain of medical debt … until finally, the mountain was so high, Juan couldn’t go to a doctor no matter how desperate he was.

That was the day he became a statistic. He had slipped through the cracks of our healthcare system and had no access to quality care.

He was in a slow downward spiral, until he heard about Mission of Mercy. Our medical team discovered that Juan was severely diabetic, and suffering from extremely high blood pressure. We actually find that some 70% of our patients have chronic conditions with serious, life-threatening consequences if left untreated.

“When I come in to Mission of Mercy, I feel better. The stress I had before is gone.  After 12 years as a patient here, I receive the same quality of care and kindness as I did on my very first visit.  Mission of Mercy changed my life,” said Juan.

Today, Juan is healthy and strong. He works. He laughs. He is living a full life with his family. You rescued him. You gave him new life, by giving to Mission of Mercy. Thank you.

Only one thing saved him: your compassion. Your generous support for Mission of Mercy let us open our doors to Juan … to welcome him warmly … to let him see medical professionals without worrying about the money … to give him a thorough examination, a real diagnosis — and the ongoing medical attention that he urgently needed.

Help more patients – mothers, fathers, and grandparents –  just like Juan, with the gift of new life this Easter season.

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East Valley, Here We Come!

Mission of Mercy opens 7th clinic site at the Chandler First Church of the Nazarene, 301 North Hartford St. Chandler AZ on the first and third Fridays of each month. Photo credit: Chandler First Church of the Nazarene.

Hello Chandler! After much anticipation and thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have opened our first mobile medical clinic in Chandler. This is our 7th clinic location, in addition to Phoenix, Avondale, Mesa, and Maryvale.

Now, Mission of Mercy has an active clinic open Monday thru Friday each week to serve Valley residents without health insurance!

The Chandler site officially opened for operation on March 2nd, 2018, and will be open every 1st and 3rd Fridays at Chandler First Church of the Nazarene. Big thanks to the church for having a heart for their community and for providing the space!

“We are very excited for the many patients that will now be able to access medical care. It is not by coincidence that Chandler First Church of the Nazarene is our new home, and they have been extremely supportive. Our partnership with Dignity Health has also been instrumental in this expansion and promises to bring much needed health care the Southeast Valley, as well as, more opportunity to heal through Love and restore dignity.”  – Dr. Brad Smith, Medical Director, Mission of Mercy Arizona

We are anticipating Chandler to be one of our largest sites in terms of the number of patients served.  Our goal for 2018/2019 is to expand even further into the East Valley with additional clinic days for Chandler and an additional site in Gilbert.

The Chandler location was chosen based on a Community Needs Index report published by Dignity Health in Arizona.  Using the Index, Mission of Mercy and Dignity Health worked together to identify neighborhoods with highest rates of uninsured and low-income families. The location was also chosen based on easy access to public transportation.

Sponsorship opportunities and giving opportunities for the new clinic are available! Please call us at 602.314.6742 to learn more.

 

Linda Ryan to Return as Executive Director Of Mission of Mercy

Linda RyanLinda Ryan, a former member of Mission of Mercy’s national board has been named as the new Executive Director of the healthcare nonprofit organization’s Maryland/ Pennsylvania program. Ms. Ryan had served as Mission of Mercy’s Executive Director from 2006- 2009, at which time she resigned to care for her ailing elderly father.

“Having Ms. Ryan join us once again as Executive Director of the Maryland/Pennsylvania program is a blessing for our patients and the communities we serve,” noted Henry W. Konerko, PhD, CEO of Mission of Mercy (which also includes programs in Arizona and Texas).

“Ms. Ryan is the consummate professional who brings a great deal of experience and leadership to Mission of Mercy. She has dedicated her life to serving others, and will represent us well in our mission to heal through Love and provide dignity and respect to those we serve,” added Dr. Konerko.

Jennifer Charlton, who had served as Executive Director since 2012, announced her departure in July, 2015.

Ms. Ryan is a nonprofit consultant and has also served as Executive Director for Change, Inc, which serves disabled people, Hope Alive (which served homeless women and children), and Operation Smile (which provides medical care). She will begin her responsibilities with Mission of Mercy on November 2, 2015.

“I’m humbled and honored to again serve with Mission of Mercy; it’s a responsibility I don’t take lightly. I’m very excited about creating additional community partnerships and initiatives that will grow our services – especially dental care,” added Ms. Ryan.

New Saturday Clinic Added in Taneytown

1045062_10151515079708587_1645063753_n1We have added a Saturday clinic (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.) at our current clinic location at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore St., once a month to accommodate new patients.

Upcoming Saturday clinic dates are:

  • November 14 and December 12, 2015
  • January 30 and February 27, 2016

For medical patient appointments, call 410-833-5870; you must leave a message with a call back number. Medical patients without an appointment should come early in the morning to increase their chances of being seen on a walk-in basis. Walk-in patients are not guaranteed to be seen and are based on availability.

Our Upcoming Wednesday Clinic schedule (medical and dental) can be found here.

No insurance? Not a Problem for This Group of Big-Hearted Doctors

Join us as a Sponsor of the 2015 Golf Classic Presented by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

Highlight your organization’s products or services at the area’s ultimate premiere golf event — Mission of Mercy’s Frederick Classic Golf tournament on Monday, June 15th, at

Mission of Mercy Golf Classic Sponsors

Mission of Mercy Golf Classic Sponsors



the Holly Hills Country Club in Ijamsville, MD.

The presenting sponsor is Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., and we still have wonderful

opportunities for a Favor Sponsor, Platinum Sponsors, and more! We also welcome Master’s Circle Sponsors! Please download the 2015 Golf Registration and Sponsorship forms for complete details!

All sponsorships include a foursome, so circle your calendar and plan to join us for a fun-filled day topped off by a Surf ‘n’ Turf Dinner, live auction and raffle winners. Register here today!

Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor, BB&T Bank, Beverage Sponsor, Gladhill Furniture and Bar Sonsor, Hank Konerko, PhD. Lunch is generously provided by Buffalo Wild Wings!

Project Management Experts Help M.O.M. Launch Community Connections

A valued relationship between Jennifer Charlton, Executive Director of MomCClogoMission of Mercy (M.O.M.) and project management experts Lisa Hammer, PMP and David Newman, PMP, has resulted in kick-starting our Community Connections Program.

David Newman, Principle, Leadership Techniques, LLC

David Newman, Principal, Leadership Techniques, LLC



Jennifer had attended a project management class taught by Lisa and David, principals of Leadership Techniques LLC, last year, and the three stayed in touch. In the fall of 2013, David attended the M.O.M.’s annual gala, the Bubble Ball. “The video shown at the gala was really inspiring – it opened my eyes to the wonderful work that M.O.M. does,” said David.

He and Lisa subsequently went on a clinic tour, and volunteered their expertise in leadership and project management. Their efforts have enabled Mission of Mercy to launch Community Connections, a critical program for our patients and their families to access other community resources available.

“The purpose of Community Connections is to empower our patients to better themselves, their lives and those of their families through access to strategic partnerships, education and community resources,” explained Jennifer.

Lisa Hammer, Principle, Leadership Techniques, LLC.

Lisa Hammer, Principal, Leadership Techniques, LLC.



Lisa and David first created a patient survey to determine what other services and resources would be most beneficial. With the aid of a Spanish interpreter, they administered the survey at several Frederick City clinic days as well as the Brunswick clinic. They surveyed about 90 patients – half English speaking, half Spanish speaking.

“The top three needs were for: 1) exercise and wellness information and opportunities, 2) help looking for a job and 3) assistance with food,” noted Lisa.

“This definitely helps us know where to focus our efforts. We’re now meeting with representatives from Workforce Services, the MD Food Bank, Frederick Regional Health System, the YMCA and others to find out what resources they have available and what they can offer M.O.M.’s patients,” explained Lisa.

Starting on June 23, the Brunswick and Frederick clinics will have a Community Connections resource table staffed by Cielo Berner, a Community Connections volunteer.

“Our long-term goal is to hire a Community Connections Resource Coordinator to work with patients and their families one-on-one to assess their medical and social situations, and understand their unmet lifestyle needs. The Resource Coordinator can then help patients develop a plan to coordinate available community resources that bridge the gaps and effect positive outcomes,” added Jennifer.

“Thanks to Lisa and David, along with volunteers Cielo, Lisa Wolf and Lynn Kaiser, we’re taking a new step toward our mission of ‘restoring dignity and healing through Love’,” she added.

“When we saw all of the things M.O.M. does for their patients we were so impressed. M.O.M. is fantastic – we’re happy to volunteer with them,” said Lisa. If someone is interested in volunteering with Community Connections, please contact us at 301-682-5683.

More About Leadership Techniques LLC

Leadership Techniques, LLC offers leadership and project management training and consulting services custom tailored to address specific issues. We work with organizations to help them achieve their goals. Today’s business environment calls for leaders and managers at all levels to act quickly and decisively on a wide variety of problems. Project managers need to comprehend and control the big picture while often lacking complete data and without direct authority.

Lisa Hammer, PMP, and David B. Newman, PMP, combine their real world experience and training to provide a fun and relaxed learning environment. Interactive sessions and role playing exercises provide attendees with tools and techniques that they can apply immediately and take the guesswork out of leadership and project management. For more information on Leadership Techniques, email Lisa@LeadershipTechniques.com or call us at 301-667-3915.